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'''David Byrne''' (; born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-American musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American New wave music|new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Byrne is a multi-instrumentalist and is known for his distinctive voice. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction and non-fiction. He has received Academy Awards|Oscar, Grammy Award|Grammy, and Golden Globe Award|Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Birth date{{birth date and age|df=yes|1952|5|14}}
Birth placeDumbarton, Scotland
OriginArbutus, Maryland, U.S.
Genre{{hlist|New wave music|New wave|post-punk|art rock|art pop||worldbeat}}
Occupation{{hlist|Singer|songwriter|multi-instrumentalist|artist|writer|actor|director|film producer|record producer}}
Instrument{{hlist|Vocals|guitar|bass|piano|keyboards|synthesizer|slide guitar|harmonica|autoharp|harmonium|violin|accordion|buildings{{cite news |author=Kennedy, Randy |title=David Byrne's New Band, With Architectural Solos |url=https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/30/arts/music/30byrn.html |date=30 May 2008 |work=The New York Times |publisher=The New York Times Company |accessdate=30 May 2008}}}}
Years active1974–present
Label{{hlist|Todo Mundo|Luaka Bop|Nonesuch Records|Nonesuch|Thrill Jockey|Sire Records|Sire|Warner Bros. Records|Warner Bros.}}
Associated acts{{hlist|Talking Heads|Brian Eno|St. Vincent (musician)|St. Vincent}}
Website{{URL|davidbyrne.com}}
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